Chuichi Nagumo

Chuichi Nagumo

Birth
Yonezawa, Yamagata, Japan
Death 6 Jul 1944 (aged 57)
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
Burial Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Memorial ID 8064895 · View Source
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Naval Admiral. Nagumo served as the commander of the Imperial Navy's aircraft carrier strike force during th early stages of the Second World War and lead this force in the attack on Pearl Harbor and during the battles of Midway, Eastern Solomon Islands and Santa Cruz Islands. After his carrier was struck during the pivotal defeat at Midway, Nagumo at first refused to abandon his sinking ship, but was physically dragged to safety by his staff. After commanding a smaller carrier force to a victory in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, Nagumo was assigned to command the Central Pacific Area Fleet based on Saipan. He remained there as Saipan was overrun by American forces. With no escape possible, Nagumo committed ritual suicide on the evening of July 6, 1944. He was portrayed by actor James Shigeta in the motion picture "Midway"(1976).

Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett


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  • Originally Created by: Warrick L. Barrett
  • Added: 6 Nov 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8064895
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Chuichi Nagumo (25 Mar 1887–6 Jul 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8064895, citing Yasukuni Jinja Shrine, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan ; Maintained by Find A Grave .